Clinton County, NY Bans Fracking Waste

Clinton County, New York passed a ban on fracking wastewater within county limits. WAMC Northeast Public Radio reports that “The new Clinton County law applies to hydraulic fracturing, natural gas, and oil waste materials. It bans the application of such waste on any road or property. It cannot be brought into or used in any… More »

Legal Challenges to NY Fracking Delay Dismissed

This week the New York Supreme Court dismissed two cases that called for an end to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s process of review of the impact of high-volume fracking. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that “The Binghamton-based Joint Landowners Coalition of New York and Mark Wallach, the trustee for Norse Energy, had… More »

New York Court Approves Local Fracking Bans

This week the New York Court of Appeals upheld the right of localities to limit fracking through zoning laws, complicating any potential repeal by Governor Cuomo of the state-wide fracking moratorium. The verdict “may invigorate local challenges to fracking in other states and convince the industry to stay out of New York even if Cuomo… More »